TEACH Grant Program
The new Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides up to $3,712 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students to students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families.
For more detailed information, view the TEACH Grant Information Sheet from the U.S. Department of Education.
High-Need Subject Areas
- Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
- Foreign Language
- Reading Specialist
- Special Education
- Other teacher shortage areas listed in the Department of Education’s Annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing.
To receive a TEACH Grant you must meet the following criteria each academic year:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student admitted to a TEACH Grant-eligible Teacher Preparation program
- Eligible Undergraduate programs. Elementary Education majors are required to be at Benchmark II to be eligible for TEACH.
- Eligible Graduate programs include: MED Elementary Education (depends on endorsement area and willingness to teach in a high-need school identified by the U.S. Department of Education, such as Chicago Public Schools)
MED Secondary Education (Foreign Language, Math, and Science)MED Special Education (if first certificate)
- Have a cumulative Loyola grade point average (GPA) of 3.25, be a new student with transfer/high school GPA of 3.25, or scored above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test (e.g. SAT, ACT).
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.
2015-2016 Application Process
- Complete the Teach Grant Request (TF) form and submit to Loyola’sFinancial Aid Office. Once the request form is submitted, the two items below will be added to your To-Do List in Locus.
- Complete the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve, including an online counseling session.